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Mason County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 13,876 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 16,038 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,569
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,159
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,903
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,351 (it was 1,486 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 539 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mason County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.4%), Educational, health and social services (16.7%), Retail trade (14.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 61%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mason County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 6,897  (49.7%)
Females: 6,979  (50.3%)
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Mason County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mason County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,410 ($35,985 in 1999)

This county:

$44,410
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $448 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $545)
This county:

$448
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,662 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Mason:

$88,662
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,876 - $129,050
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $936
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 178
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $194,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,934 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,699 (2.1%)

Mason County household income distribution in 2009 Mason County home values distribution Mason County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.4%
Mason County:

14.4%
Illinois:

13.0%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 1.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.7 years old
(Males: 44.4 years old, Females: 46.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.6 years old, Black residents: 44.4 years old, American Indian residents: 26.0 years old, Asian residents: 62.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 54.2 years old, Other race residents: 26.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mason County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $691 a month.

Cities in this county include: Havana, Mason City, Manito, Kilbourne, Easton, Goofy Ridge, Bath, Forest City, Topeka.

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Benton County, Indiana , Boone County, Indiana , Holmes County, Ohio , Rio Blanco County, Colorado , Scotland County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 476
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 141 (67.7% naturalized citizens)

Mason County:

1.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 20
  • 1990 to 1999: 18
  • 1980 to 1989: 5
  • 1970 to 1979: 8
  • Before 1970: 44
Note: State values scaled to Mason County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.0%

Mason County marital status for males Mason County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,935
  • One, attached: 44
  • Two: 145
  • 3 or 4: 121
  • 5 to 9: 131
  • 10 to 19: 42
  • 50 or more: 12
  • Mobile homes: 633

Housing units in Mason County with a mortgage: 2,274 (38 second mortgage, 105 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,357

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mason County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,13419
Mainline Protestant2,66510
Catholic6852
Other961
None8,086-
Mason County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Mason County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Mason County:

5.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

27.6%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Mason County:

Average size of farms: 644 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $163,594
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $277.66
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $119,167
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.37%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.67%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $179,762
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.13%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.18
Corn for grain: 116459 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5402 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 93096 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9,250 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Mason County-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 165.5 miles away from Mason County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 165.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 150.9 miles away from Mason County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 215.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3269: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2003 to May 11, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1469: May 15, 2003, FEMA Id: 1469, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Illinois Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1053: May 30, 1995, FEMA Id: 1053, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: April 09, 1994 to May 04, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1025: April 26, 1994, FEMA Id: 1025, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-997: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (22%)
  • Honduras (20%)
  • Mexico (18%)
  • Japan (12%)
  • Poland (11%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Russia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mason County (%):

  • German (30%)
  • American (14%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • European (1%)

Mason County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,744 (82.0%)
  • Carpooled: 299 (6.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 37 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 46 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 204 (4.5%)
  • Worked at home: 223 (4.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Mason County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 159 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Mason County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,219.

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.18% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($28,782 average AGI)
0.99% relocated from other states ($6,000 average AGI)
Mason County:

0.99%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tazewell County, IL  1.22% ($36,543 average AGI)
from Peoria County, IL  0.50% ($24,414)
from Fulton County, IL  0.49% ($54,250)
from Logan County, IL  0.43% ($26,240)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.43% ($32,680)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.99% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($26,509 average AGI)
1.03% relocated to other states ($4,586 average AGI)
Mason County:

1.03%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tazewell County, IL  1.63% ($31,463 average AGI)
to Fulton County, IL  0.55% ($30,750)
to Logan County, IL  0.55% ($29,563)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.48% ($34,964)
to Peoria County, IL  0.33% ($24,632)
to Cass County, IL  0.21% ($32,333)
to McLean County, IL  0.17% ($24,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Mason County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Mason County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mason County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mason County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mason County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,367 (2,919 aged, 448 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 154 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Mason County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (242)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (225)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (207)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (163)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (139)
  • Unspecified dementia (97)
  • Congestive heart failure (86)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (77)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (71)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (53)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,206
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 157
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,755

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,137
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,131
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,876
  • In family households: 11,081 (2,143 male householders, 1,778 female householders)
    2,954 spouses, 3,218 children (2,944 natural, 46 adopted, 228 stepchildren), 415 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 141 other relatives, 323 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,578 (1,067 male householders (923 living alone)), 1,111 female householders (960 living alone)), 399 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 224

Size of family households: 2,054 2-persons, 822 3-persons, 641 4-persons, 284 5-persons, 127 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,883 1-person, 241 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 8 5-persons.

1,556 married couples with children.
760 single-parent households (152 men, 608 women).

98.1% of residents of Mason speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,989,000 ($6,210 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,100,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,214,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,701,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,484,000
Federal grants: $10,870,000
Federal procurement contracts: $982,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,739,000 ($72,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $158,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,761,000
Federal Government insurance: $31,983,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,013
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,033
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -251
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mason County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.37 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 18
  • 2010 to 2013: 37
  • 2000 to 2009: 329
  • 1990 to 1999: 385
  • 1980 to 1989: 496
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,405
  • 1960 to 1969: 934
  • 1950 to 1959: 764
  • 1940 to 1949: 617
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,022
Note: State values scaled to Mason population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mason County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mason County population
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 129
  • 4 rooms: 538
  • 5 rooms: 932
  • 6 rooms: 883
  • 7 rooms: 781
  • 8 rooms: 550
  • 9+ rooms: 725
  • 1 room: 64
  • 2 rooms: 64
  • 3 rooms: 172
  • 4 rooms: 329
  • 5 rooms: 283
  • 6 rooms: 300
  • 7 rooms: 167
  • 8 rooms: 77
  • 9+ rooms: 40
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mason County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mason County population
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 194
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,399
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,017
  • 4 bedrooms: 787
  • 5+ bedrooms: 166
  • no bedroom: 64
  • 1 bedroom: 307
  • 2 bedrooms: 544
  • 3 bedrooms: 441
  • 4 bedrooms: 118
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Mason County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mason County population
  • no vehicle: 149
  • 1 vehicle: 1,250
  • 2 vehicles: 1,960
  • 3 vehicles: 844
  • 4 vehicles: 288
  • 5+ vehicles: 104
  • no vehicle: 245
  • 1 vehicle: 653
  • 2 vehicles: 466
  • 3 vehicles: 96
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

86% of Mason County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Illinois.

Mason County:

86.2%
State average:

86.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,147
  • Other state: 1,551
  • Northeast: 33
  • Midwest: 805
  • South: 475
  • West: 237

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mason County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.4%)
  • Electricity (14.4%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (54.2%)
  • Electricity (30.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32
Here:

2.3%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

3.9%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

12.7%
Illinois:

26.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Mason County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $141,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,799,000
    General - Other: $1,642,000
    Health - Other: $860,000
    Financial Administration: $843,000
    Correctional Institutions: $612,000
    Police Protection: $601,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $537,000
    Central Staff Services: $346,000
    General Public Buildings: $71,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $248,000
    Police Protection: $52,000
    Central Staff Services: $47,000
    General - Other: $28,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,720,000

Mason County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $450,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $189,000
    General Local Government Support: $45,000
    All Other: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,060,000
    Interest Earnings: $75,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,499,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,272,000
    Health and Hospitals: $450,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,577,000
    Other License: $645,000

Mason County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,807,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 294
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 272
  • Number of recipients under 18: 41
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 213
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 40
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 102
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 123
Mason County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Mason County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Mason County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16575.6 years
William13975.2 years
Mary13679.6 years
James11573.1 years
Charles10774.7 years
Robert9771.6 years
George7176.2 years
Helen6877.5 years
Harold6474.6 years
Clarence6276.6 years
Most common last names in Mason County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8776.5 years
Thomas5677.4 years
Brown3881.5 years
Williams3673.8 years
Miller3468.5 years
Johnson3373.2 years
Meyer3177.6 years
Lane3175.1 years
Jones2875.9 years
Davis2776.8 years
Businesses in Mason County, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Alco Stores1Hardee's1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1Subway3
Ford1